Car fire on Route 95 in Attleboro leads to gun arrest

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ATTLEBORO, Ma (WPRI)- State police troopers dispatched to a car fire on 95 in Attleboro early Wednesday morning not only found a car on fire, but it matched the description of a car that Rhode Island State Police had given out for operating erratically.

A 34 year old drunk man was standing near the car.

When a trooper searched the suspect, he found a loaded .380 Bersa handgun on him.

The man didn’t have a license to carry a firearm and had a criminal record, which bars him from obtaining a license.

The suspect was arrested.

He is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, as well as carrying a firearm while intoxicated.

The cause of the car fire is under investigation.

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